How can you tell who has been looking at your Facebook account?
That’s the question I was asked yesterday.
It’s a question that many people have asked, keen as they are to find out if that cute girl from the accounts department has been checking them out, or whether the hunky guy at the gym meant anything more when he oh-so-carefully wiped his sweat off the treadmill.
And, of course, you might be keen to find out if that creepy guy in the lunch queue at work is cyber-stalking you.
Bad news, I’m afraid. There is *no* way that you can find out who has been looking at your Facebook profile. The only people who might have the data is Facebook itself, and it doesn’t seem interested in providing the functionality.
So anything which claims to offer you a way to find out who has been peeking at your profile, is almost certainly a scam.
Proceed with caution and be careful not to be duped into clicking on any links, or completing any surveys to get some “magic” Facebook power.
Time and time again we have seen *thousands* of innocent Facebook users be tricked into making bad security decisions, simply by being promised the ability to discover who has been reading their Facebook profile.
Thanks to grahamcluley.com reader Ruth for posing the question. I hope this helped answer it, Ruth!
If anyone else has a question – feel free to drop me a line at [email-obfuscate email=”firstname.lastname@example.org?subject=Tip” link_title=”email@example.com”]. I can’t promise to answer them all, but I can always try…
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